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Dr. Bruce L. Feldman

Internist

Dr. Bruce Feldman is an internist practicing in Melville, New York. Dr. Feldman specializes in the medical treatment of adults. Internists can act as a primary physician or a consultant to a primary physician. They manage both common and rare diseases. Dr. Feldman provides comprehensive care and manages treatment with surgeons as well. Internists establish long-term relationships with their patients and incorporate disease prevention and mental health care into their practice.
Dr. Bruce L. Feldman
  • Melville, New York
  • Temple University
  • Accepting new patients

Rotator cuff tear

In unusual circumstances, you want surgery before physical therapy. Often, in a period of 6 weeks, or thereabouts, rotator cuff injuries can be vastly better with therapy and no READ MORE
In unusual circumstances, you want surgery before physical therapy. Often, in a period of 6 weeks, or thereabouts, rotator cuff injuries can be vastly better with therapy and no surgery. Most of the time, if it really requires surgery, you can figure it'll be about 6 months or more before you're back to normal.

Shortness of breath

Being really short of breath without some kind of obvious cause is certainly concerning. While an anxiety attack is a possible cause, you can usually tie it back to something READ MORE
Being really short of breath without some kind of obvious cause is certainly concerning. While an anxiety attack is a possible cause, you can usually tie it back to something earlier. A more worrisome issue would be a very high heart rate that would be abnormal and needs attention. This really needs to be checked out and not sat on.

Can you get strep throat without tonsils?

Removing tonsils lowers your strep risk, but it definitely does not eliminate it. You sound like you have strep, though it could be something else. You should get checked.

How long is pink eye contagious?

Most pink eye is viral and is contagious as long as you have symptoms. The antibiotics are really to keep you from getting worse and do very little to make you better. You should READ MORE
Most pink eye is viral and is contagious as long as you have symptoms. The antibiotics are really to keep you from getting worse and do very little to make you better. You should change any eye makeup you might have used in the several days before you had symptoms.

Is shingles contagious?

Your blisters are contagious until they no longer ooze. Just because they are scaling, though, doesn't mean there isn't virus that can leak out underneath. It needs to be dry. READ MORE
Your blisters are contagious until they no longer ooze. Just because they are scaling, though, doesn't mean there isn't virus that can leak out underneath. It needs to be dry.

What do high lymphocytes mean?

This is an incredibly broad question. Lymphocytes may be elevated because that's your normal, but it goes up from reaction to virus, chronic inflammation, or you could simply READ MORE
This is an incredibly broad question. Lymphocytes may be elevated because that's your normal, but it goes up from reaction to virus, chronic inflammation, or you could simply have what's called demargination. On it's own, one reading means nothing. Have it repeated, then see.

How do I get water out of my ear?

A week is a long time - you would be better to get it open. It's a function of your eustachian tube (from your ear to your throat) not opening. A decongestant could help. If READ MORE
A week is a long time - you would be better to get it open. It's a function of your eustachian tube (from your ear to your throat) not opening. A decongestant could help. If it stays that way for much longer, you should have it looked at.

Do blood pressure medications affect male fertility?

There is some evidence in mice that lisinopril (or other drugs in the same class - Angiotension Converting Enzyme Inhibitors) might actually have benefits for fertility in men. READ MORE
There is some evidence in mice that lisinopril (or other drugs in the same class - Angiotension Converting Enzyme Inhibitors) might actually have benefits for fertility in men. There is no significant evidence to support the notion that an ACEI would have a negative effect on fertility, and nothing in development from the sperm side of the embryo.